Risk and Resilience in Aviation

Building back stronger after a year of adversity with the support of technology

How can the aviation industry tap into technology and build back stronger after its most challenging year to date? 

Featuring history-making astronaut Captain Scott Kelly alongside industry peers from the aviation sector, this exclusive event will ignite discussion around our need for adaptation and resilience: and the role technology must play in what comes next. 

Your event lineup: 

  • Captain Scott Kelly, NASA Astronaut: a unique opportunity to hear from a master of adaptation at the extremes of aerospace exploration 
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: Peter Van Dooren (Information Management Safety & Security) and Maarten van Soest (Safety & Compliance Officer) share experiences of switching from evidence-based to risk-based safety management, making for more resilient, efficient operations
  • London Heathrow Airport: Sharon Smith (Head of Health & Safety) speaks to the importance of collaboration, learning and benchmarking in the industry as a means to help us adapt and innovate
  • London Gatwick Airport: Simon Petts, Chief Fire Officer faced the prospect of airport closure when a COVID19 outbreak threatened operations; he explores the critical need for resilience in the face of the unexpected

Get first-hand experiences and insights from pioneers in the industry; and walk away with best practice, technological insights and practical guidance on how to adapt your operations in 2021. Let’s lead the way for safer, more efficient, and resilient aerospace operations.


Brought to you by proud Airport Operators Association (AOA) member, SafetyCulture.


Switching gears after the challenges of COVID-19 won’t be easy. But one thing 2020 has taught us is our own capacity for adaptation. Let’s build back the industry stronger than before. Sign up today.  

Introducing: Captain Scott Kelly

History-Making NASA Astronaut; First to Complete a Year-in-Space Mission

One of a select group of Americans who embody a defining moment in the nation’s history. He captivated the world and seized the imagination of millions during his record-breaking voyage—proving that the sky is not the limit when it comes to the potential of the human spirit. On his trip, Scott, together with his identical twin brother Mark on Earth, paved the way for the future of space travel and exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body.

With awe-inspiring stories from space and personal reflections on leadership, teamwork and testing limits, Scott inspires others to believe that they can reach any goal, no matter how ambitious or audacious. As he looks back on the expedition that shuttled him into history books, audiences revel in the presence of a true American hero and gather unique takeaways on persistence, resilience and self-determination that transform the way they view their own journey through life.

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December 2, 2020

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (GMT)